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2010 Law Enforcement Equipment Purchase Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $93,049)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will equally share the $93,049 in Fiscal Year 2010 Local JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Murfreesboro will act as the fiscal agent. With their portion of the JAG funds ($46,524.50), the city will purchase and install infrastructure to support a newly-assigned radio frequency from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This new radio frequency will allow dispatchers and patrol officers to communicate easier when the main frequency is busy with emergency traffic. Rutherford County ($46,524.50) will use the funds to purchase and install Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) units, and a firearms lighting system. The Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) System will allow dispatchers to monitor patrol unit locations to determine which unit(s) should be dispatched, depending on the urgency of the call. The firearms lighting system will improve officer safety by allowing officers to illuminate suspects in dusk to dawn times, as well as dark areas.


Date Created: September 9, 2010